House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that President Donald Trump is a "jobs loser," but the facts just don't support her claim.
During a Capitol Hill news conference Friday, the California Democrat blasted Trump's presidency thus far, calling it a "failure." Pelosi criticized the president on a variety of issues, including national security and the economy.
Specifically on the economy, though, Pelosi posed just one question to the businessman-turned-politician.
"Where are the jobs? The election was about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. He promised jobs," Pelosi said.
Pelosi continued by falsely claiming that the U.S. has fewer jobs today than when Trump took office.
"What has he done? He's been a jobs loser," Pelosi said. "Donald Trump is a job loser."
However, the facts just don't support Pelosi's talking point.
According to Politifact, the U.S. economy created 317,000 new private sector jobs in February and March, the first two full months of Trump's presidency. In April, the U.S. added another 211,000 private sector jobs, according to CNN. Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an additional 138,000 were created.
Altogether, that's 666,0000 new private sector jobs created in the U.S. since Trump took office in late January.
Those statistics, alone, make Pelosi's claim entirely false. However, it's worth pointing out that the number of jobs created in the first four months of Trump's presidency is only 61,000 fewer than the number of jobs created during the last four months of former President Barack Obama's presidency — and the two of the last four months of Obama's presidency came around the holidays, when companies typically do more hiring.
The U.S. created 166,000 jobs in October 2016, 178,000 jobs in November 2016 and 156,000 in jobs in December 2016. But the biggest job creation number of Obama's last four months as president came in January 2017, which was also the month that Trump assumed office.
The U.S. economy created a whopping 227,000 jobs in the first month of 2017, according to Business Insider.